State Accountability System Overview
State accountability ratings are based on a framework of four indexes that are used to evaluate the performance of each public campus and district in the state. The framework includes a range of indicators to calculate a score for each index and enables a thorough assessment of campus and district effectiveness. Accountability ratings are based on achieving a target established for each performance index.
Index 1: Student Achievement provides a snapshot of performance across subjects.
Index 2: Student Progress measures year-to-year student progress by subject and student group.
Index 3: Closing Performance Gaps tracks advanced academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students and the lowest performing racial/ethnic student groups.
Index 4: Postsecondary Readiness emphasizes the importance of earning a high school diploma that provides students with the foundation necessary for success in college, the workforce, job training programs, or the military.
Three labels are used to rate the overall performance of districts and campuses – Met Standard, Met Alternative Standard, or Improvement Required – as determined by the four indexes. Broadly based, the performance index framework considers results from the STAAR testing program, in addition to graduation rates and rates of students